• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Why join the network?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making.
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Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making.

Evidence 2016

Evidence 2016 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will be held from 20-22 September 2016 at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

The AEN to host the Evidence 2016 conference

May 25, 2016

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) will host the Evidence 2016 conference at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria from 20 – 22 September 2016. The conference will focus on three themes: engage, understand and impact. These also feature in the discussion around a new landmark report, “Using evidence to reflect on South Africa’s 20 years […]

UJ Scientists on how governments can better use research for policymaking

May 24, 2016

When governments use academic research to guide their decisions and policymaking, they are less likely to implement programmes and policies that have no impact or are actually detrimental to the very people they’re supposed to help; and the large sums of public money invested into research actually benefit the society paying for it, write Laurenz […]

Extension scholarships for Masters and Doctoral studies 2017

May 20, 2016

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the call for applications for Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students for 2017, for completion of full-time Masters and Doctoral Studies in South Africa. To accelerate the throughput of masters and doctoral graduates, a six (6) or […]